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" (June) Ling Fell with Gareth "

Date & start time: Sunday  1st June 2014, 2 pm start.

Location of Start : Roadside, Wythop Valley, Cumbria, Uk ( NY 183 291 )

Places visited : Ling Fell summit.

Walk details :   2.1 mls, 700 feet of ascent, 1 hour 30 mins.

Highest point : Ling Fell, 1,224ft - 373m.

Walked with : Gareth and myself (Ann) plus the dogs, Harry and Dylan.

Weather : Sunshine and blue skies.

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Sun and skylarks, a great combination for this walk today with Gareth, Harry and Dylan.

Ling Fell is one of my favourite local fells, close to home and always rewards me with great views on a nice day.

Beginning the walk as we opt to take the track to the left, in order to do the steeper climb at the start.

Looking back towards the track that we shall use for our descent.

Wide open views towards Broom Fell as we climb steeply to achieve the summit ridge.

A more expansive view with Skiddaw in the far distance and the Lord's Seat, Broom and Grey Stones ridge directly ahead.

Grisedale Pike, Hopegill head and Grasmoor peep over in the background.

Spot the skylark !

A lovely day with one of several melodic skylarks flying high above.

Sorry no sound . . . whistle to yourself to get to the full effect.

Two serious looking boys  . . .

 . . . looked on by a much happier Harry !

Mum and furry babes at the summit cairn.

Trig point photo on Ling Fell summit.

Dylan stays still long enough for a summit photo.

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Good Dog !

Harry and Dylan indulging in a spot of puppy-play.

Harry has discovered the pleasure of play again . . .
 . . . it is much more gentle than it looks !

Got him !

Just down from the summit is a wet bog land displaying lovely bog cotton at this time of year.

Spot Gareth and at least one dog up there at the trig.

I wanted to avoid soggy dogs so walked down on my own to take some photos.

A close-up of some of the flower heads.

It covers a huge area and in the centre is an exceptionally boggy pool.

Our dogs have discovered its delights on several occasions in the past unless I manage to grab hold of them beforehand !

We leave the summit and make our way down the northern side of the fell.

Binsey and Bassenthwaite lake are to the right in the distance.

Sale Fell comes into view again as we walk this delightful path back to the car.

Hawthorn is still in bloom just down from the path.

It has ben a good year for it, along with other wild flowers and blossoms.

A least the mild wet winter had some sort of recompense for us all.

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Technical note: Pictures taken with either Ann's Canon Sureshot SX220, or my Nikon P520 digital camera.

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